In compliance with University's Safe Return policies for the fall semester, the race will be completely virtual this year. Run where you are, when you want by October 3, 2020. The Virtual Youth Fun Run is for children ages 3-9. Children may walk or run distances from 100 yards up to a quarter mile (or whatever distance they are most comfortable with).

How does this work?

  1. Sign your child up for the Calvin Classic Virtual Youth Fun Run! Registration is open until Oct. 3. However, if you register by Sept. 16, you'll receive your shirt in time to wear it for your virtual race!

  2. If you sign up by Sept. 16, you’ll receive your race day shirt, bib, and a Calvin sticker in the mail the week of September 28, 2020 (Homecoming week!). Otherwise, you'll get your shirt after the race.

  3. Make sure to share a photo or video of your child running the race to social media using the hashtags #CalvinClassicYouthFunRun #CalvinHomecoming2020 to be eligible to win a number of a great prizes, including a $200 Apple gift card (thanks to Aspen Investment Management Inc.). You can also email with your photos.

  4. Make this fun for your child! Some ideas:

    • set-up "official" start and finish lines
    • decorate the course with fun handmade items
    • cheer them on loudly!

    Make sure to send race day photos to

    Youth participants will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt and finisher ribbon.